Tarpein’s Martial Arts Center in Moline, Illinois, offers instruction in Karate for all ages, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Kick Boxing. Instructor Travis Tarpein started schooling in the martial arts at an early age with his father, Nick Tarpein, learning the arts of karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. Nick spent countless hours with Travis helping to hone him and his skills, including traveling to weekend tournaments to test Travis’ proficiency. With his strong foundation of hard work and determination, Travis always brought home trophies and medals for his victories.
Travis Tarpein is now currently training to reach another Black Belt under Mr. Jeff Neal in Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Travis’ goal is to be Iowa’s first legitimate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Mr. Jeff Neal of Chicago. Currently, he is a solid purple belt under Mr. Jeff Neal, with hard work and focus he will make this goal and be able to pass on his style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his students.